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North Dakota advances to Frozen Four

Brian Schanilec, president and manager of Forest River Bean Co., testified in Washington D.C. this week with several other farm leaders from North and South Dakota before a hearing of the Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board concerning the rail car shortage in the Dakotas and Minnesota . Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Farm leaders, energy producers: Rail delays are fewer, but still causing widespread havoc

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The slow rail service threatening the livelihood of farmers in the upper Midwest have gotten better in recent weeks, but, at the Forest River (N.D.) Bean Co., the rail cars ordered from BNSF or Canadian Pacific are still two to three months behind, said the company president.


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